Jail Express Mainlines New Max-Sec Precast Cells


(09/19/2008)
The expansion of the New Century Adult Detention Center in Johnson County gathered pace as railroad cars delivered 48 precast concrete cells from Georgia.

DLR Group Awarded Tennessee Justice Facility Project


(09/19/2008)
The Tennessee Department of Correction selected the Orlando office of architecture, engineering, planning, and interiors firm DLR Group to design a new $145 million corrections facility in southeast Tennessee.

$5 Billion State Bill Could Fund Critical Upgrade of California Courts


(07/27/2008)
Aging courthouse facilities throughout California would be improved or replaced under a $5 billion bond plan proposed by state lawmakers.

CCA Expands New Mississippi Facility With $30 Million Addition


(07/27/2008)
Private Prison Operator Secures Contract to Build 1,072-bed Nevada Facility

What Keeps Me Up At Night - Where’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Design in Corrections?

By Gregory Offner
(07/26/2008)
Evidence-based design is the meticulous, precise and sensible application of research in the design of a secure environment that yields operational safety, security, efficacy and sustainability. It contributes to inmate rehabilitation, supports staff retention and recruitment and delivers measurable reductions in the rate of recidivism and cost of inmate care.

The Mental Health Challenge

By James Mueller
(07/26/2008)
Evidence-Based Design Can Improve Outcomes

What Keeps Me Up at Night? Contract Terms

By Greg Offner
(04/21/2008)
In today’s corrections marketplace, risk remains prevalent and unexpected circumstances can compromise the success of even the most well-planned projects. Many of the circumstances that kill a project can be beyond the control of the project manager or owner. To compensate, design and construction contract language was developed to mitigate the financial risk.

Orange County Continues $750 Million Phased Jail Expansion


(04/21/2008)
Orange County supervisors approved a $250 million proposal to expand capacity at the 1,256-bed James A. Musick jail by 2,000 beds.

Design Phase Beckons for $250 Million Alaska Prison Plan


(04/21/2008)
Officials issued solicitations for a proposed 1,536-bed facility that would be the largest prison in the state.  The state Department of Administration, Department of Corrections and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough council recently negotiated design-build requirements for the $250 million state prison project, which will be sited on borough-owned land in Point MacKenzie, says Ted Kinney of the DOC.

Fairfax County Unveils $120 Million Courthouse Expansion


(04/21/2008)
Officials unveiled phase one of a $120 County Courthouse expansion and renovation project designed to consolidate judicial branches, enhance operations and modernize facilities.